ID#: 21879
This 1963 image, depicted laboratory technicians, Ann Brown Ruffin, and Walter J. Clarke, inside a laboratory located within what was the United States Public Health Service (USPHS), Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL). The VDRL was part of the Venereal Disease Branch of the USPHS, and was located on the campus of the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Public Health in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. While conducting lab-based duties, Ms. Ruffin was using the facility’s International Portable Refrigerated Centrifuge, manufactured by the International Equipment Company, and Mr. Clarke was working with the Aminco Circular Refrigerated Warburg Apparatus on the left. The VDRL was later renamed, as the Treponemal Pathogenesis and Immunology Branch of the USPHS.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Robert Alden
Creation Date: 1963
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.